Jobs & Internships
Securing an internship or a job during your time at Hunter College prepares you for your professional journey after graduation, and it can boost your income, too. Hunter offers on-campus employment opportunities, as well as connections to internships within your major. Exploring these options can help you gain pre-professional experience in the areas that interest you most.
On-Campus or Nearby Jobs
Working on campus is a great way to be a part of the Hunter community while earning money and juggling a full course load; campus employers are familiar with the demands that college students face. Take a look at some of the job options available at Hunter College.
Hunter Helpers is a service that helps meet the needs of local community members while also providing Hunter students with work opportunities. Currently, Hunter Helpers offers the following services: babysitting, dog walking, party assistance, student tutors, and miscellaneous errands.
Internships allow you the opportunity to gain real life work experience in the field or major that interests you the most. These pre-professional opportunities can be paid or unpaid, depending on the employer.
Internships can be part-time positions, with hours ranging from 8 – 20 hours, or full-time positions, offering 30 – 35 hours per week, for a limited period of time. Most internships are available during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Full-time positions are only available during the summer.
Though most internship programs associated with Hunter are located within the five boroughs of New York City, certain internships do offer nationwide opportunities. Start by searching our Hunter Career Development Services – Simplicity.
Majors and Fields
Consider your major and the type of career you have in mind after graduation as you research internship possibilities; your time as an intern will provide you valuable glimpses into your field of interest. Many different kinds of fields often offer internships, with the positions varying by company.
Extensive internship opportunities are available in all majors and career fields to help you gain valuable experience before you graduate. Some projects may require related coursework and a specific class standing, so be sure to schedule an appointment with Career Development Services (CDS).
Other Internship Sources
The websites below provide various internship opportunities, interview techniques, résumé guides, and even part-time employment for college students.
- After College
- Barefoot Student
- College Recruiter
- True Careers
How to Get an Internship
Securing an internship requires similar preparation as applying for a job. To land the internship that most interests you, you’ll need:
- Cover Letter
Many students find internships and other resume building work experience through word of mouth and networking. Talk to your professors, speakers, fellow classmates, alumni and others in professions that interest you. You never know what will spark a great connection.
Want some additional help? CDS has walk-in hours on Wednesday, 9:00AM-5:00PM. We are in Room 805 East Building, 212-772-4850.